COVID-19: SimpliPhi Power ‘makes adjustments’ to reopen California factory

SimpliPhi Power closed down its manufacturing operations briefly due to the COVID-19 pandemic last week before reopening this week, having made adjustments to try and ensure the safety of workers.

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COVID-19 brings ‘indefinite’ delays for Brazil’s solar-friendly auctions

Bolsonaro government postpones renewables-only tender (A-4) and auction also open to conventional sources (A-6), putting at least nearly 30GW of solar bids in the air.

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ENGIE EPS: Revenue guidance unconfirmed, ‘still too early to asses COVID-19 impact’

Microgrid and energy storage project technology provider ENGIE EPS has said it cannot commit to a 2020 earnings target, although 2019 revenues showed a 29% increase on the previous year.

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Voltalia confident about renewable plans in 2020 despite COVID-19 spread

Group notes outbreak could see construction contracts postponed but insists it can reach 1GW-by-2020 installed capacity target, amid PV work in Brazil, Portugal, France and others.

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Coal truckers lose challenge to block 2GW+ of clean energy in South Africa

Clean energy victory as court dismisses final attempt by coal lobby to revoke 2GW+ of PPAs signed by wind and solar IPPs and troubled utility Eskom.

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India tenders for 5GW of 24-hour renewable energy bundled with coal power

Hybrid tender will mix PV, wind and others with thermal power plants to offset the impacts from intermittent renewable capacity coming online.

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New York opts for 1GW-plus of solar in annual RES procurement series

Governor Cuomo revealed last Friday that 17 solar projects in the 19.99-270MW range and two 20MW battery storage projects will be developed and commissioned in upstate New York by 2024.

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Skeleton Tech pitches ultracapacitors as wind turbine control solution

Large wind turbines have blades that need to be angled correctly to capture the optimum generation opportunity, and ultracapacitor maker Skeleton Technologies believes it has developed the answer.

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Tariff ceilings and COVID-19 worries haunt 500MW solar tender in Gujarat

Analyst tells PV Tech the low tariff ceiling (INR 2.65) set for tender in Indian state is thought to be a major issue amid heightening uncertainty from coronavirus.

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Solar a-listers put forward bids for 200MW tender in Uzbekistan

Masdar, EDP, Engie, Ib Vogt, JinkoSolar, Lightsource BP and Scatec Solar among dozens of firms submitting EOI for Sherabad project, the first of ADB-backed 1GW series.

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LONGi’s Hi-MO 4 modules to power 908MW of Brazilian solar

Contract to equip Solatio’s utility-scale and rooftop PV projects marks the latest such agreement in Brazil, increasingly targeted by Chinese manufacturers.

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